By Associated Press - Sunday, July 13, 2014

VICKSBURG, Miss. (AP) - Jasmine Murray has been crowned Miss Mississippi.

Murray won the title Saturday night during the Miss Mississippi Pageant at the Vicksburg Convention Center. The Clarion-Ledger reports ( that the 22-year-old Columbus native who competed as Miss Riverland also won a $10,000 scholarship. Murray had competed in the pageant three consecutive years, and was first runner-up in 2012.

Murray is a Broadcast Communication major at Mississippi State University. She will compete in the Miss America Pageant on Sept. 14 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Murray says she is “thankful” for the opportunity and considers it an “honor” to represent the state.

Miss Mississippi State University Laura Lee Lewis was first runner-up.

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